5 Moments You Can Steal for a Quick Workout During the Holidays

The busiest time of the year is also the hardest time of the year to fit in your workouts. We get it! Between the shopping, the parties and the family gatherings—it can be super hard to catch a break in the day to work up a sweat. Our number one goal is to help you make healthy happen and the best way to do it is by finding the moments you can spare to get your heart rate pumping! Here are a few of our favorite times to sneak in…

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6 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy This December

The last month of the year is always busy. From shopping, to school events, parties and celebrations, our to do list is typically miles long and full of things to do for others. While it may not seem like you can add one more thing, take a look at our list of important health items that focus on one very important person you may be neglecting: YOU! Remember, if you take time to care for yourself, you just might find you’ll have even more energy to go around. You can print this list for your…

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Last-Minute Gifts Under $30 to Win Christmas

The month of December seems to defy all laws of space and time. It feels like New Year’s Day was only yesterday then you blinked, and Christmas is a week away. If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet, don’t panic—we’ve got you covered. We found 6 amazing gifts all coming in at $30 or less that will make even the pickiest person on your list pleased as punch. A hat with headphones built in? Genius. Even better? It’s less than 18 dollars. Perfect for the friend or relative who…

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7 Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy This Winter Break

There’s one phrase every parent hears no less than 700 times (on average) during winter break. Can you guess what it is? If you answered, “I’m bored,” you are correct! We know how tough it can be to keep your kiddos engaged when schedules are interrupted. To make your life just a bit easier, we rounded up seven activities that will get your kids moving, avoid their boredom, and keep screen time to a minimum. Build an Obstacle Course Take a second to come to terms with the fact that…

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Every Gift You Need for the Workout Lover in Your Life

If you’re having a difficult time shopping for the fitness buff in your life, you’re not alone! Holiday shopping can be stressful and not knowing where to start can make it even worse. We’ll give you fair warning, this isn’t your average workout product roundup—no way. We scoured the internet for fun and inventive fitness gifts that are sure to delight the exercise lover in your life and avoid any uncomfortable glances that say, “is there a gift receipt?” 1. For the: Movers and Shakers Vyper 2 Vibrating Fitness Roller…

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The Stunning Transformation of Lori Yates

From Obese, Diabetic and Suicidal to National Fitness Champion Lakewood, WA – Two days after her 45th birthday, the news that Lori Yates had been dreading arrived in the mail:  lab results confirming a diagnosis of diabetes.  At 306 pounds – “morbidly obese” – and frequently consumed by suicidal thoughts, the diabetes diagnosis was another burden that Lori simply could not bear. “Doctor’s office called today,” Lori wrote in her journal on April 30th of 2009.  “I’m not returning the call.  I will not have the diagnosis of diabetes.” Shortly…

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Peanut Butter Energy Ball Snacks

Need a recipe for a quick snack? We recommend preparing these tasty peanut butter balls at the beginning of the week and then enjoying them as an afternoon treat. The recipe below makes approximately 12 large bites with a serving size of 2 bites. PREPARATIONS Microwave peanut butter and coconut oil for 30-60 seconds. Combine all ingredients and mix evenly. Form into golf ball size balls and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to overnight. INGREDIENTS 1C oats 1/4C chia seeds 1/3C sunflower seeds 1/3C chocolate chips 1/4C honey 1/2C…

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Healthy Pumpkin Spice SMOOTHIE Recipe (Must Try!)

Falls means pumpkin spice everything. Though we know you’ve already tried pumpkin spice pancakes and lattes, we want to share a newer, likely healthier, twist on adding the delicious flavors of fall into your breakfast. Read below for a pumpkin spice smoothie recipe that will keep you satisfied throughout the morning. INGREDIENTS 1 frozen banana, sliced 3/4 cup of milk (your choice) 1/2 cup of yogurt (we recommend vanilla or plain) 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree (fresh, frozen or canned) 2 tablespoons of rolled oats 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon…

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Is Cottage Cheese The New Greek Yogurt?

The dilemma is this: the majority of breakfast options revolve around carbs. Cereals, pastries, and toast all pack the carbs, while few deliver enough protein to keep your body satisfied until lunch. That’s where our two breakfast heroes come in: cottage cheese and Greek yogurt. Though there are other protein options available, cottage cheese and Greek yogurt, when selected carefully, make breakfast easy, healthy, and filling until noon. (Here’s to no more running around the kitchen in hopes of cooking up eggs before running out the door!) So, what are…

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